So we’re sitting and waiting.
There might be hockey this evening if the second wave of snow isn’t bad. Right now, Scarsdale and Pelham are on. I will head for the Ice Hutch in a couple of hours and tweet updates if they do not cancel. For those who haven’t seen these teams go head to head in the last couple of years, this has become a rivalry game. It gets a little choppy at times, so keeping the emotions in check will be very important. You don’t want to face either team a man down.
Forget the nonsense you read in the comments, the Raiders are going to be a very good team and they do have more than one line. They
will put Stephen Nicholas and Matt Blakely on either side of Devon Schell, then have James Nicholas center a line with two grinders, Brandon Bank and James Felix. And they do still run their three stars together when necessary. Rob Burns anchors the defense, which is getting better with experience and Scarsdale has two goalies in a rotation until somebody gets hot.
Pelham is going to be a force, and I’m getting the feeling some of the folks down there feel like they are being overlooked. The Pelicans have their own player-of-the-year candidates in Andrew Schauer and Will Cullen, and the supporting cast has played more big games in the last three years than anyone in Westchester. The win over Shenendehowa was a big confidence boost for a team that probably needed a little spark.
Anyway, check me out @LohudHockey for the goal-by-goal account.
Scarsdale vs. Pelham, ppd.
Fox Lane vs. Nyack, ppd.
Ossining vs. New Rochelle, ppd.
Clarkstown vs. Mamaroneck, ppd.
Yorktown vs. Pawling, ppd.
White Plains 10, Carmel 1
St. Joseph 5, Iona Prep 1
Game of the Day
Mike Gamby scored a short-handed goal, and Carmel was right there in the neighborhood with White Plains on Monday at Ebersole Ice Rink, trailing by one early in the second period.
Then Phil Variano took control of the game for the Tigers, scoring the next four goals, three in the second and one in the third.
And White Plains went on to beat the Rams 10-2 and remain unbeaten at 6-0.
Variano’s run began after Gamby cut Carmel’s deficit to 3-2. Like Variano, Matt Conroy had four points. But all of his came on assists.
Twelve Tigers found their way onto the stat sheet. Mike Carrier added two goals and one assist and Steve Iarocci scored two, both in the third. Antonino Cappello had one goal and two assists.
Carmel’s Tyler Alfonzetti scored the first goal of the game before Cappello, Brendan McDonough and Carrier scored, leaving White Plains up 3-1 after one.
Chris Stangarone and Teddy Buck combined to stop 25 shots for the Tigers, with Stangarone making 22 of the saves.